OPI GelColor - Passion 0.5 oz - #GCH19
Endlessly enticing pale pink.
OPI Gelcolor soak off gel polish (released on October of 2011) applies just like traditional nail polish, but gives your like a super shiny finish that lasts up to two weeks. You can just simply apply the gel like regular nail polish and cure it under a UV or LED lamp for the specified period of time.
Why choose OPI Gelcolor?
OPI Gelcolor is produced by the largest manufactur of nail products in the world. OPI's Gelcolor will last for 2 weeks and is made specifically to fight the normal wear and tear from daily activities. Their formula does not damage the natural nails and will help keep your nails strong and healthy.
How long does it take for OPI Gelcolor to cure?
The curing times for Gelcolor gel polish is highly dependent on the type of lamp that you are using. For LED Lamps, Gelcolor will take 20-30 seconds to cure. However, with a UV Lamp, it will take 2 - 3 minutes to cure. Check out the latest LED lamp for faster curing!
How do I use OPI Gelcolor polish?
The Gelcolor application process is very similar to the other soak off gel polishes... This is how you do it:
Step 1. Prepare the nail by using an orangewood stick to push the cuticles back for a clean application of gel
Step 2. Shape your nails to your style with a natural nail filer (150 grit or higher)
Step 3. Prepare the natural nail by gently removing the shine using a buffer... lightly buff it to rough up the nail beds
Step 4. Remove the oils and dust on your nail by using nail cleanser
OPI Gelcolor Application
Step 5. (Roll the gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Base Coat onto your nail.
Step 6. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 10 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 1 minute. The top coat will remain tacky/sticky, but this is normal of any soak off gel polish.
Step 7. (Roll the Gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Color coat to your nail. Don't forget to cap the nail edges to create a seal. Make sure you remove any Gelcolor from the skin prior to curing.
Step 8. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 9. Apply a second coat of Gelcolor color to the nail.
Step 10. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 11. Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Top Coat onto your nail. The top coat creates a high shine while protecting the gel layers below it from damage. Don't froget to cap the nail edges to create a seal.
Step 12. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 13. Use a liberal amount of alcohol (99%) or gel cleanser with a lint free pad to remove the tacky/sticky residue from your nail.
My favorite every day color! Love it on my light skin. Peachy, no streak, long wear perfection!
I honestly don't remember buying this polish. One night, I grabbed my nail polish basket and decided to paint. Rifiling through all of my bright, rich, bold colors I came across OPI Passion. What's this, I thought? Oh, looks easy to apply and if I make a mistake and smudge it no big deal. What I really wanted to do was OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. However, that lucious dark hue takes time and a steady hand. I wanted something quick, easy, and luxourious. Passion is honestly not a polish that I remember buying or researching before buying. I always look online before getting another shade of nail polish! To my surprise, this was exactly what I needed to slick up my short stubby nails and pale skin in the dead of winter. Lets just say I'm channelling my inner Kate Middleton with this lux shiny pale hue. I love it! Wonder why I forgot about it all this time?! Very nice polish that's quick and easy to apply without having to worry about boo-boos's.
Pros: can be worn in all seasons suits all skins tones flattering, clean-and-chic colour dries very fast, long-lastingCons: consistency is very thin, more than 2 coats may be needed, depending on the desired result.Overall happy with it, one of my staples. Will repurchase unless I find something similar with a thicker consistency.
My perfect nude polish. A nice warm-toned nude, looks good on my fair to medium NC20 skin. It is seriously longlasting, you can get away with wearing this for more than a week. I do have the feeling that this slightly discoloured my nails, they are a tinge yellow and I haven't used anything but this varnish... One lippie off for that, but other than that it is my absolute favourite right now!